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How can the U.S. overlook infamous operations like JM Wave and Mongoose that killed innocent Cuban civilians, with operations that included the placing of cement powder by U.S. agents operating in Cuba in the tankers transporting milk from the countryside to Havana?"
Originally posted by AmethystWolf
The US poisoned Cuban children's milk? That is awful!!
After the October crisis of 1962, Kennedy said that we would never physically invade the Island if Khrushchev would remove the, uhh, ballistic missiles.
So that's where the United States was frozen into a policy of trying to bring Castro down from within, which meant disrupting the average lifestyle of the Cuban citizen. Doing whatever we could to sabotage the economy, uhh, to discredit the revolution.
One way of doing that of course, was to, uhh, try to control the amount of food coming into Havana for distribution to the public and if we could do that by... puncturing tires on a truck loaded with tomatoes for the market or if we could cause, uh, a truckload of, uhh, whatever, onions or..or, fresh fruit or meat, um, to become putrid or become stolen or contaminated on the way into town, we would do that. And I remember one particular instance, uhh, a brand new secondary school that had opened in the countryside, uhh, was going to receive it's weeks supply of fresh milk and we bribed the driver of the truck, uhh, we knew where he stopped to, to, have breakfast on his route, uhh, we wanted him to take a few extra minutes so we could put cement powder into the milk.